Naoki Ichio website


Naoki Ichio is a Japanese filmmaker, director and writer.
He was born in 1965 and began filmmaking with 8mm film in University.
He started his career by writing audio dramas for NHK at 25 years old.
In 1996, the theatrical play “Death of a political boy” which was written and directed by him won the Grand Prix at Actors Festival in Nagoya.
In 2001, his first feature film ”Oboreruhito(A Drowning Man)” nominated a young filmmaker’s award in Vancouver and Pusan International Film Festival.
His second feature film is “Shinjyuu Tenshi(Synchronicity)” and third feature film is “Gokuraku no ojisan”.
From 2015, he is making short films and showing them on Vimeo and YouTube.

Filmography(main works)

2015 Short Films Vimeo YouTube

2012 “Gokuraku no ojisan” Stars: So Kitamura, Kyoko Makino, Shinsuke Watanabe

2011 “Shinjyuu Tenshi(Synchronicity)” Stars: Machiko Ono, Tomohiro Kaku, Hikari Kikuzato, and others

2003 “NICHE IN PROGRESS” Documentary

2001 ”Oboreruhito(A Drowning Man)” Stars: Shinya Tsukamoto, Reiko Kataoka, and others

1993 “Natsu no kenkyuu(A Study in Summer)” 8mm

1992 “Ikari wo kau” Video Fake Documentary